Union Cabinet approves Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Lok Sabha
Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha the Union Cabinet has approved the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to set up the Central University of Andhra Pradesh.
Rajya Sabha stands adjourned until Thursday
The proceedings of the House come to an end and the Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day.
The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was voted and passed
— Rajya Sabha TV (@rajyasabhatv) July 18, 2018
BJP leader Ananth Kumar says “All NDA parties will vote unitedly against the no-confidence motion”
Accepting or not accepting vote of no-confidence in not in the realm of the government, it is prerogative of the Speaker. All NDA parties are going to vote unitedly against the no-confidence motion: BJP leader and Union Minister Ananth Kumar pic.twitter.com/WcCMBggP0r
— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2018
Government does not regulate content appearing on social media sites: IT Minister tells LS
The government does not regulate content on social media and is committed to freedom of speech, expression and privacy of citizens, minister of state for electronics and IT SS Ahluwalia informed the Parliament on Wednesday.
“Government does not regulate content appearing on social media sites, and law enforcement and security agencies may take action on specific case-to-case basis as per law in force,” Ahluwalia said in a reply to query around fake news.
Who says we don’t have numbers, asks Sonia Gandhi
Reacting to the motion of no-confidence which will be taken up on Friday, Sonia Gandhi said, “Who says we don’t have numbers.” Her remarks triggered reactions from the ruling dispensation as well.
“Congress had shown similar kind of arrogance during Atal Bihari VajpayeeJi’s tenure and they had to face the consequences. Indians have elected PM Modi as their leader and he has their confidence. We are ready to face them,” D Pradhan said reacting to Sonia’s statement.
BJP issues whip to its MP for defeating no-confidence motion, reports
According to Times Now, Bharatiya Janata Party has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs to attend the Parliament and defeat the no-confidence motion against the government.
Mallikarjun Kharge asks for no-confidence motion to be taken up on Monday instead of Friday
In Lok Sabha Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge appealed to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to shift the set date for the discussion on no-confidence from 20 July (Friday) to 23 JulyMonday. He said that the since Friday is the last day of the week, some MPs would be unavailable for the voting event due to other commitments. However, Mahajan refused to discuss the issue and asserted that she had announced her decision.
No-confidence motion to be discussed on Friday
After the Lok Sabha reconvened at 2.10 pm on Wednesday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the Lower House will hold discussions on no-confidence motion during the entire course of day on Friday. Voting will take place on same day. There will be no Question Hour on that day.
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker condemns the attack on Shashi Tharoor’s office
Dr M Thambi Durai, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha condemned the attack on Shashi Tharoor’s office and urged Parliament Minister Ananth Kumar to ensure security to Parliamentarians.
Shashi Tharoor raises the attack on his constituency office in Kerala saying that the vandalism was not against a party member but against the idea of India and its democracy. He also demanded action against those who indulge in such kind of vandalism
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admits no-confidence motion against the government. She states that date and time will be decided later
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after sloganeering by TDP MPs demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
Four new members of Rajya Sabha take oath ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon Session.
New Delhi: Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar has called an all-party meeting on Tuesday for discussing the agenda for the monsoon session with them. Eyeing towards a “fruitful” monsoon session of Parliament, the Government has already reached out to the Opposition, assuring it to debate on any subject of their choice, two ruling coalition leaders said.
“We want Parliament to function this time to take up bills and other issues of public importance,” BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni said. “The last session was a washout despite our best efforts. The Opposition’s behaviour was disappointing.”
The last session got washed out because of the uproar over Andhra Pradesh’ special status and the Cauvery water issues. The Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party also moved no-confidence motions against the Centre over denial of special category status to Andhra Pradesh, but they could not be taken to maintain order in the house.
The BJP sees the bill related to backward classes in particular as a politically symbolic move since this is a constituency it has been wooing. They will also be crucial in the assembly polls in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Parliament’s monsoon session will take place from July 18 to August 10.